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What is Horizon? *A realtime, open-source JavaScript back end from RethinkDB *. Horizon provides a complete backend that makes it dramatically simpler to build, deploy, manage, and scale engaging JavaScript web and mobile apps. Horizon is extensible, integrates with the Node.js stack, and allows building modern, arbitrarily complex applications.

What is ws? A Node.js WebSocket library. It is a simple to use, blazing fast, and thoroughly tested WebSocket client and server implementation.

Horizon and ws belong to "Realtime Backend / API" category of the tech stack.

Horizon and ws are both open source tools. It seems that ws with 12.7K GitHub stars and 1.61K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Horizon with 6.76K GitHub stars and 391 GitHub forks.

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What is Horizon?

Horizon provides a complete backend that makes it dramatically simpler to build, deploy, manage, and scale engaging JavaScript web and mobile apps. Horizon is extensible, integrates with the Node.js stack, and allows building modern, arbitrarily complex applications.

What is ws?

It is a simple to use, blazing fast, and thoroughly tested WebSocket client and server implementation.
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            Firebase
            Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
            Socket.IO
            It enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.
            Pusher
            Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.
            Google Cloud Pub/Sub
            Cloud Pub/Sub is a fully-managed real-time messaging service that allows you to send and receive messages between independent applications. You can leverage Cloud Pub/Sub’s flexibility to decouple systems and components hosted on Google Cloud Platform or elsewhere on the Internet.
            SignalR
            SignalR allows bi-directional communication between server and client. Servers can now push content to connected clients instantly as it becomes available. SignalR supports Web Sockets, and falls back to other compatible techniques for older browsers. SignalR includes APIs for connection management (for instance, connect and disconnect events), grouping connections, and authorization.
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